Wondering about this message

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Fred256, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. Fred256

    Fred256 Active Member

    AnyDVD is unable to crack all CSS Keys on this disc!
    AnyDVD will guess the correct CSS Key, but it is possible,
    that one or more titles on this disc will not play correctly.
    You can check the AnyDVD CSS key archive from the AnyDVD
    settings window.
    To avoid this message in the future, you should set your drive
    region code to match the region of this disc.

    I thought one of the anyDVD features was no need to worry about region codes ?
    How would changing that allow CSS keys to be cracked ?
    Thanks for any details.
  2. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    It tells you what needs to be done (To avoid this message in the future, you should set your drive).
    It tells you why you need to set your drive region (AnyDVD will guess the correct CSS Key, but it is possible,
    that one or more titles on this disc will not play correctly.)

    Without knowing what region your drive and disc is, it guesses what key needs to be used to crack the CSS keys. It may get the correct one, it may not. If it knows what region the drive and disc is, it knows which key to use to correctly crack the CSS keys. After doing that, the subsequent files will be region free.

    Another issue is if you have a disc from another region from what your drive is set to. If this is a one time thing, change the drive region to match the disc, then change back afterward. If you plan on doing this a lot, you may want to get another drive set to the other region as you only can change the drive region 5 times. Plus you may have the issue of NTSC (Region 1) versus PAL (Region 2). AnyDVD can fix the CSS issue, but will not change the format from PAL to NTSC or vice versa.

    Bottom line, set your drive region, and be sure to EXIT AnyDVD BEFORE checking or setting the drive region.

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2020
  3. Fred256

    Fred256 Active Member

    So you must reset the Region code? I don't quite follow as one of the AnyDVD features says Removes restrictions and region code from DVDs and Blu-rays. Doesn't this suggest the code has gone or isn't needed? I'm not complaining, just keen to know what's going on.
    If it copies the disk to HD without error does this mean the copy is okay and a 'correct key' was found?
  4. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    You absolutely should
    It will remove the region code IF it can correctly get the correct key(s).
    Probably. Most times it gets it right by brute force, but sometimes it doesn't without the region being set. There really is no reason not to set it, you gain nothing by not setting it, but it could cause problems by not setting it.
  5. Fred256

    Fred256 Active Member

    My reason for not wanting to set it was to avoid using any of the 5 opportunities to change. I've never had to before with AnyDvd.
    I did change it, and the warning msg was gone for Disk2. Disk1(not changed - was on no region) seems ok too.
    Thanks for the info- one more thing - do I need to be on line? The compo with AnyDVD is not normally so, but I did connect to upgrade and left it connected for this job.
  6. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    No, AnyDVD does not use an online database for DVDs. If a disc is not able to be backed-up correctly, a fix would come on a new version.